2021 Winter Chess Classes

It’s a new year – Why not stretch your mental muscles with some chess lessons!

Sign up for a February chess class

Annex Chess Club in downtown Toronto has evening Live Online chess classes for adults and children – for absolute beginners or for those who want to take their game to the next level.


Chess for Seniors

This time around, we’ve got a special 10-week chess class for seniors on Wednesday afternoons, starting February 10. It’s aimed at an intermediate level, and we’re offering seniors 60 years old or better a 20% off discount.

>> Register here


Register online for a new session of winter classes. Monday night Kids Classes are available at beginner, intermediate, or advanced levels, starting March 1.

Adult beginners can try a 2-week adult beginner class with Keith, on Monday nights starting February 22 or again starting March 8. This will give you some techniques and principles for making good moves in the opening, middlegame and endgame.

Or if chess is completely new to you, Keith can bring you up to speed with an intro to chess on February 9 or March 2 This takes you, in one lesson, right from the start with how the pieces move and how to set up the board, through all the rules of the game, how to check and checkmate, and even a few ideas for getting your game off to a good start.

If you’re familiar with basic opening, middlegame, and endgame principles, but you’re looking to go a bit deeper, try a 5-week intermediate class with Peter. There’s one starting February 8, and for those who took the class in January, this one will cover all new topics.

Or for tournament players looking to improve, FM Michael Humphreys is teaching a high-level Thursday night adult advanced course, starting February 25. This time around, the course will cover a variety of topics centred around a sharp opening system that is played at all levels of the game – the Sicilian Defence.
Week 1: Intro to the Sicilian Defence
Week 2: Typical Sacrifices in the Sicilian
Week 3: The Power of the Bishop Pair
Week 4: The Sicilian Endgame
Week 5: Attacking with Opposite-Side-Castling
Week 6: Attacking Fianchettoed Positions

There is a class for everyone!

Details and registration here

Feature photo is by Ian Schneider on Unsplash.

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